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Hiking in Zell am See-Kaprun

Summer, sun, mountains – your hiking holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region

It is still early when you climb the steps to the gondola of the lower terminus to the Schmittenhöhe. A sunrise hiking tour is on the agenda - the gondola designed by Porsche runs an extra shift. Lake Zell is still hidden in the morning mist, the mountain peaks are already immersed in warm sunshine. The first rays of sunshine dazzle you while the gondola pushes through the fog. The sun shines at a low angle through the panoramic glazing into the gondola - time to take a picture.  

Once arrived at the top, it doesn't feel like summer - the mornings in 2.000 metres above sea level are quite crisp. But that changes after the first few steps on the hiking tour across the Pinzgau Walk. The guide marches ahead but not without commenting the view and the beauty of this hiking tour. He seems to be very competent and confident. You look at the glaciated peaks of the Hohe Tauern, over thirty 3.000 metres high mountains can be seen from here. You are happy, the hiking holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun has exceeded your expectations.

Wanderparadies Schmitten

Am Hausberg von Zell am See erwartet Sie ein sensationelles Wandergebiet für die ganze Familie. Die Wege sind wunderschön und einfach zu gehen, Sie können sich voll und ganz auf die Aussicht konzentrieren. Schlendern Sie über die Höhenpromenade oder nehmen Sie sich einen ganzen Tag Zeit am Pinzgauer Spaziergang. Oder Sie gernießen Ihre Zeit auf der Schmittenhöhe und drehen eine Runde am Sisi-Rundwanderweg.

Even closer to the 3.000 metres high mountains

Directly into the world of the Hohe Tauern, the gondola at the Alpincenter takes you to the base of the Kitzsteinhorn. The summit pyramid sits majestically high above the glacier plateau - "Horn", a suitable name. Even though summer rules in the valley, it is quite cold above 2.000 metres. Just as well we took warm clothes. The guide is already waiting at the agreed meeting point and welcomes us with a big smile. He will lead us into the world of the 3.000 metres high mountains. Or shall we go for the summit tour? It is really quite cold up here. Tomorrow, we shall go on a hiking tour on the Maiskogel Family Mountain. The mountain is situated several hundred metres lower and great hiking tours and beautiful hiking trails are also waiting there. Or should we combine both? We could hike the Alexander Enzinger Trails from the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn. Are we sure-footed enough for this alpine challenge?

Going on tours

There are plenty of them in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. One look at the panorama map and you know: you have taken your hiking boots to the right place. Hundreds of kilometres of signposted hiking trails, mountain tracks and tours are waiting for you. All you need to do is start walking. But not before you are well prepared and have all the information ...

Link to the hiking tours

Not without a stop

A stop for a rest is an important part of every hiking tour. Often for safe shelter overnight, sometimes just for pleasure and relaxation; but it must be a place where you feel welcome and looked after like our alpine pastures and huts. Homemade and homegrown regional products, fine specialities from the region, cold drinks, homemade schnapps with an edge are served on the region's many alpine pastures and huts. A stop for a rest is a must on every hiking tour ...

Link to the huts and the alpine pastures

Know-how about the region

This is something you always should have with you when hiking in the mountains of Zell am See-Kaprun. You learn many interesting facts about the fauna and flora on an herb hiking tour with the entire family accompanied by a hiking guide. Hiking in alpine mountains requires especially good know-how and experience. Climbing your first 3.000 metres high mountain is best in the company of an experienced and top-qualified, regional mountain guide. This also ensures that you return safely across the mountains to the valley ...

Link to the guided hiking tours